Thursday, July 31, 2014

Things I Learned During My Two-Month Maternity Leave

There were a lot of things I learned during my maternity leave. A lot of them were from the research I have made about the reproductive system, the  process of reproduction, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies, fertility diet. But some of them were about life.  Let me share some of these with you.

1. You will know who your real friends are when there is a storm.
2. Not everyone you have lunch or coffee with is your friend. And not everyone you consider your 
    friend is truly your friend.
3. Some people simply don't care no matter how much they pretend to do when the storm has passed.
4. Things happen for a reason and though we don't always understand this reason, we just have to 
     trust the wisdom of God.
5. There are things we can control and things we can't. The only thing we can do about the things we  
    can't control is to let God control them for us.

I'm hoping the next learnings I will have will come from a happy experience.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Baby Plan

It's now more than a month after my miscarriage.  Aside from the medical management for my ectopic pregnancy I have been busy preparing my body for the baby the Great Creator of Life will grant us.

I have been  making conscious effort  to have more vegetables and fruits in my diet.   I also have been reading up on the different fruits and vegetables that can help a couple with fertility issues.

I've  been going to an acupuncturist.  I've had three sessions and will have my fourth one tomorrow.  I hope I can be more relaxed tomorrow as I still am a bit uncomfortable about the needles which the doctor leaves for 20 minutes.  It's not that the process is painful.  In fact, you don't really feel the prick.  My acupuncturist is also a medical practitioner, an ob-gynecologist affiliated with two of the most prestigious hospitals in the country so I feel safe. It's just I'm naturally fearful of needles.  

I have also been praying this prayer which I found on the internet and took a screen shot of.  Well...actually, it's not the only prayer I've been praying but it's one of my favorites.

I'm 95 percent decided not to have another round of fertility treatments as I have read that they increase the risk of pregnancy complications like ectopic pregnancies, etc.  

I'm more inclined to go about my fertility problem the natural way.  With diet, acupuncture, a positive outlook and lots and lots of prayer, I believe that I'll have a beautiful, normal and healthy baby in my arms soon.